The busy digital holiday shopping season is almost over. But this is no time to let your guard down, as cybercriminals are still out in full force looking for software vulnerabilities that can provide easy entry into your network.
Now is the time to be vigilant about digital security and protecting your software so that you can make it through the holiday season unscathed by costly cyberattacks. Here are some tips that you can use to fortify your network and provide extra strength during this risky time:
Patch your servers: Patch management should not be an annual or quarterly habit. It should be a monthly activity so that you constantly have the most up-to-date software running at all times. Therefore, even if you patched your servers before the start of the holiday season, do it again.
Run a vulnerability assessment: Once you patch your servers, scan your network using a vulnerability assessment tool to make sure that every server is in top working order. This will help you identify and rank system vulnerabilities, so that your IT department can be aware of possible threats and monitor the network accordingly.
Protect your customer-facing websites: Don’t get so caught up in patching your back-end servers that you fail to take your customer-facing Web and mobile sites into account. Now is the time to double check for weaknesses that could lead to hacks like SQL injection, which could take down your entire website.
Fortify your mobile endpoints: Make multifactor security a priority in your enterprise. Ensure that employees and customers have access to a variety of mobile identity verification solutions to provide advanced authentication. The more secure your authentication strategy, the better chance you will have of protecting your endpoints and reducing the likelihood of a data breach.
Hoping you had a safe and prosperous holiday season from everyone here at VoiceVault.